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The Federalist Radio Hour features a conversation on culture, religion, and politics with the editors and writers of The Federalist web magazine. Hosted by Ben Domenech with regular guests Mollie Hemingway and David Harsanyi, the show takes on controversies in America from a contrarian point of view.

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Ben Domenech is the publisher of The Federalist and writes The Transom, a daily subscription email for political insiders. He is also a senior fellow at The Heartland Institute, a former speechwriter and book editor, co-founder of Redstate and former co-host of the award winning Coffee and Markets podcast.

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Super Bowl Predictions, Fantasy Football, and the Sports Stats Industry

Neil Greenberg, sportswriter and stats geek at the Washington Post, joined the Federalist Radio Hour to explain how data collection is changing the world of sports, why this might be the worst Super Bowl ever, and whether fantasy football should be considered gambling or not. Greenberg said his interest in sports statistics started when he…

How the Republican Party Can Return to Conservatism with Matt Lewis

Author and senior contributor at the Daily Caller, Matt K. Lewis, wants the Republican Party to return to real conservatism. Candidates and pundits alike are in a cycle of saying outrageous dumb or offensive statements, and while they sell more books and go up the polls, Republicans and conservatives collectively suffer. Lewis’ new book, Too…

Political Correctness, Critical Theory and Donald Trump

Today on Federalist Radio Hour, Michael Walsh and Denise McAllister discuss the philosophy of “critical theory” and how the rise of political correctness endangers culture. Walsh is the author of The Devil’s Pleasure Palace: The Cult of Critical Theory and the Subversion of the West, and McAllister is a senior contributor at The Federalist. Walsh explains…

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The Life of Winston Churchill in Both War and Peace with Larry Arnn

Dr. Larry Arnn is the president of Hillsdale College and the author of Churchill’s Trial: Winston Churchill and the Salvation of Free Government. Arnn explored Churchill’s life and some of his greatest speeches, writings and beliefs. Arnn noted that you can learn something about how to live by studying a great statesman. “We have enormous…

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Endorsements, Socialism, and Surprises in Iowa with Betsy Woodruff

Betsy Woodruff is a politics reporter at the Daily Beast and joined the Federalist Radio Hour to discuss presidential candidate endorsements, the National Review symposium, and Bernie Sanders’ recent gains, all before she heads to Iowa next week. After contributing to National Review’s symposium, “Against Trump,” Domenech said the hate mail he is receiving now…

LifeSiteNews Editor Explains March for Life and Pro-Women Movement

Hundreds of thousands of people will march through Washington D.C. today, marking the anniversary of Roe v. Wade and partaking in the largest pro-life demonstration in the world. Mollie Hemingway, senior editor at The Federalist, and John-Henry Westen, editor-in-chief and cofounder of LifeSiteNews hosted the Federalist Radio Hour to discuss this year’s March For Life…

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Exposing Trump’s Trade Fallacies and American Manufacturing Myths

David Harsanyi, senior editor at The Federalist, and Scott Lincicome, senior contributor and trade attorney, hosted The Federalist Radio Hour where they discussed Donald Trump’s trade policy, foreign and domestic manufacturing, and the new Benghazi movie, 13 Hours.   Lincicome, adjunct scholar at the Cato Institute, explained the fallacies behind Donald Trump’s statements on losing…

Barry Latzer on Violent Crime, Drugs, and #BlackLivesMatter

In the late 1960s, violent crime rates exploded in the United States, and then dived down decades later. Today the Federalist Radio Hour spoke with Barry Latzer, whose new book, The Rise and Fall of Violent Crime in America, covers this trend and how the fear of murder, rape and robbery affected American civilians. Latzer…

Steve Forbes tells Federalist Radio how he would Fix the American Economy

Steve Forbes, chairman and editor-in-chief of Forbes Media, co-authored the new book, Reviving America, in which he lays out what issues must be addressed in order to fix the American economy. He joined the Federalist Radio Hour, along with Veronique de Rugy from the Mercatus Center, to discuss GOP candidates tax codes, healthcare, and more.  …

Reviewing The Force Awakens with Sonny Bunch and Alexandra Petri

Alexandra Petri, opinion writer at the Washington Post, and Sonny Bunch, executive editor at the Washington Free Beacon, joined the Federalist Radio Hour to review, recap, argue and extrapolate on Star Wars: The Force Awakens and the future of the franchise. They discussed the best and the worst characters from the movie and how they…